The Print Studios
The MGLC Print Studios are organized as a production centre, offering artists the opportunity to print in a variety of printmaking techniques. They are able to make their prints themselves or can be assisted by the masters of the craft.
In their early years, the Print Studios’ primary job was the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. During this period the reprints of works by Janez Bernik, Andrej Jemec, Veno Pilon, Riko Debenjak, Bogdan Borčić, Karel Zelenko and Marijan Tršar were produced. Later, the production in the Print Studios focused on using certain classic printmaking techniques like intaglio printing, lithography and silkscreen. But the Studios were always conceived to function as a research laboratory, where local and foreign artists can explore their visual ideas as well as further their knowledge and skills.
As a production centre, MGLC offers various ways of participation. For the production of original art prints, the board of experts selects projects every year to be financed and produced in the MGLC Print Studios. Artists may apply personally by the end of the calendar year, however, MGLC may put out a call for submissions if required, or alternately make a direct invitation to a certain artist to engage in the production of a project.
In the case of co-productions, MGLC takes care of technical and spatial requirements, and the projects are selected on the basis of artists’ proposals. In both cases, production or co-production, MGLC receives two copies of the graphic print for its permanent collection. The MGLC Print Studios are also available to hire.
MGLC offers free use of their print studios at the headquarters of MGLC to students and educators of ALUO for educational purposes.
Personal viewing and purchase of works
From Monday to Friday, 9.00–15.00
Further details: Petra Klučar, +386 (01) 24 13 808, email@example.com
Watch out! Wet print! #9
Pri Zlatem stegnu (Nataša and Katja Skušek): Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go
7. 11.–4. 12. 2017
Tuesday, 7 November, at 5 pm
the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)
Pri Zlatem stegnu, they play about with taste. In fact, they play about with the taste for food and the taste for art.
Pri Zlatem stegnu is an art project by Nataša and Katja Skušek, which has been ongoing since 2004 in various forms, from spatial installations, to video works, objects, photo-collages, fine art graphic prints, drawings and performances. The project brings the questions related to food preparation and eating as the basic human need to the forefront in a humorous and light manner.
Pri Zlatem stegnu: Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go.
Boris Jesih: Connections
30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018
Boris Jesih (1943) established himself as an artist at the end of the 1960s as part of the expressive figuration circle of painters. Under the influence of pop art, he responded to the characteristics of the spirit of the time with his geometric transformation of everyday objects, later also turning predominantly to landscape. As a printmaker, he excels in the techniques of relief printing and flat printing, with superior results in colour lithography. As a prize winner of the 13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1979 (special prize for a young artist), he attracted attention with his series of lithographs, a set of which is part of the MGLC collection. Beside the lithographs, the retrospective exhibition also presents drawings, paintings and photographs, which highlight the connections between his creative process and his works.
Boris Jesih: A Doors (1983, color lithography).
The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion
THE PRIZES OF THE 32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED
The Grand Prize winner of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts is Alejandro Paz, for the work Hypodermic (2017, intervention), the work was made for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.
The recipient of the Research Residency Award is Carlos Monroy, for the work Baphomet. One single birth made incarnate. (2017, performance and video installation), the work was made for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.
The jury of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts:
Anne Barlow, Mike Cooter, Bige Örer in Maruša Sagadin.
The recipient of the Audience Award of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts is american artist Christopher Myers, for the work Detritus of Dreams (2016).
Alejandro Paz: Hypodermic (2017).
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.